Rakesh Upadhyay

Director – Corporate Affairs, PRA and Alliance Business

Rakesh Upadhyay is Director – Corporate Affairs, PRA and Alliance Business (India Subcontinent) at Eli Lilly and Company India.

Rakesh joined Lilly in 2009 as a Management Trainee. He grew to a leadership role with various stints across Sales, Marketing, Six Sigma, Sales Operations, Market Research, Digital Marketing and New Product Planning. He has also served as Sales Director, Philippines on an international assignment responsible for managing sales of complete product portfolio across Diabetes, Oncology, Bone Health and Urology. In his most recent role as Director - Diabetes Business Unit, Rakesh led Sales and Marketing efforts for Lilly’s Diabetes portfolio in India.

Prior to Lilly, Rakesh worked as a Software Engineer at Persistent Systems Pvt. Ltd.

Rakesh is a B.Tech in Computer Science from DAIICT, Gujarat and an MBA from IIM Indore.